The Mongol Rally
The route we’re taking, and a bit of the background to this project is The Mongol Rally – a mad charity rally from Europe to Mongolia that runs every summer. Allow us to hand the word, or the proverbial pen, to The Adventurists: organisers of The Mongol Rally…
“Imagine you’re lost in a massive desert, hundreds of miles from civilisation, driving a car your granny would be embarrassed by. Then all of a sudden all your wheels fall off and the search for tools turns up a dirty sock and two dried apricots. That’s the Mongol Rally – 12,000 miles of pure adventure over mountains, deserts and some of the most remote terrain on the planet.”
Since 2004 teams on the Mongol Rally have raised over £2 million for charity – no mean feat we like to think. You can find out how the charities make excellent use of this money in the Saving the World part of the official site.
Start: It’s already started!
End: 27 May
The Fork of Danger: Will be sent out soon after the funding closes!
Starting Date: 11 July 2012 (subject to change)
Starting location: Entreprenörskyrkan, Idungatan 4b, 11345 Stockholm, Sweden.
When we’re closing in the the start, we’ll make sure to let everyone know so those who can and want to can come and wish us luck!
Prague: 14 July (definite)
Turkmenistan Entry: 26 July (approximate)
Uzbekistan Entry: 4 August (approximate)
Tajikistan Entry: 7 August (approximate)
Kyrgyzstan: 11 August (approximate)
Kazakhstan Entry: 13 August (approximate)
Russia Entry: 16 August (approximate)
Mongolia Entry: 17 August (approximate)
Ulaanbaatar: 24 August (approximate)
Back home: 25 August….???
Rest: a couple of days.
Fixing & Printing the book: a couple of weeks
Sending of the book (and other material): Approximately 2-4 weeks after we return!